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How the Court Decides the Best Interest if the Child

Thursday, 03 October 2019

Where divorcing parents fail to agree on a parenting plan, and seek the help of a Colorado court, judges base their decisions on the best interests of the children. Colorado law acknowledges that it is generally in a child’s best interest to have regular contact with both parents and to have both parents take part in child-rearing. Generally, the court is required to consider all relevant factors, including the following when determing parenting time:

  • the wishes of the child
  • the wishes of the parents
  • parent-child, parent-sibling interactions or the relationship between the child and other persons
  • the adjustment of the child to the home, school, and community mental and physical health of all involved
  • ability of the parent to encourage and foster the love affection and contact between the child and another parent
  • past pattern of involvement of the parties with the child
  • physical proximity of the parties to each other ability of the parties to place the needs of the child first

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